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Intracity metro may face action

The city police may take action against the Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon Limited (RMGL) as the company has disrupted the existing route and is not providing the public with an alternate one.

india Updated: Aug 22, 2011 00:05 IST
Ht Correspondent

The city police may take action against the Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon Limited (RMGL) as the company has disrupted the existing route and is not providing the public with an alternate one.

According to the contract, RMGL is responsible for the maintenance of the alternate roads on the 6-km stretch, the police said. The police are receiving a lot of public complaints against the company and, hence, might have to take action against it.

Gurgaon police commissioner SS Deswal said the company could not disrupt the existing route until it provided the public with an alternate one. He added RMGL had not even installed sufficient streetlights and signages on the stretch. Moreover, long jams are witnessed from Sikanderpur Metro station to NH-8.

In a letter to the Haryana government, Deswal said the city police have demanded 1,100 more police personnel for manning the traffic junctions in Gurgaon. With this, the traffic manpower in the city will rise to 1,500.

Deswal said deploying volunteers to manage traffic hardly solves the problem as many people do not pay heed to their directions, as they are not authorised to issue challans.

He said the police would soon launch a campaign to test the skills of school bus drivers. They will have to undergo a test at an authorised Maruti driving school. Those who clear would be allowed to drive. Deswal added the police were preparing a data base of vehicles registered in Gurgaon, Faridabad and Delhi so that stolen vehicles could be recovered soon.

He said a total of 1,84,380 challans had been issued till July 31 this year, against 76,376 last year. Rs 3,25,25,500 has been collected as revenue this year, it was Rs 1,65,07,700 in 2010. This year, 563 accident have been reported compared to 594 in 2010.